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Intro to Creative Writing

In this twelve-week journey of imagination, learners will fall in love with writing while accessing their creative genius through a series of engaging activities.
Mr. LeCara
135 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
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year olds
learners per class

Charged upfront
Meets 1x per week
Over 12 weeks
70 minutes per class

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Class Experience

  • Read and comprehend at grade level
  • Support and challenge opinions in discussion
  • Use critical approaches to analyze meaning literally and symbolically
  • Examine themes and motifs in writing
  • Create and edit in a unique style using the writing process
  • Respond to a text by employing personal experiences and critical analysis
  • Analyze ideas, syntax, and word choice to reveal an author’s purpose
  • Compose in a variety of modes by developing content, employing specific forms, and 
    selecting language appropriate for a particular audience and purpose
  • Employ literary elements such as point of view, tone, imagery, voice, metaphor, figurative language
  • Create and revise style to meet the demands of purpose, audience, context
  • How to separate your ego from your writing
As a published author and veteran teacher of reading and writing, Mr. LeCara is excited to offer any course that explores the human experience by way of—and through—the written word. 
  • Wk01 assignment: mind-mapping activity
  • Wk02 assignment: six-word memoir activity
  • Wk03 assignment: character and acrostic poetry exercise
  • Wk04 assignment: limerick and haiku activity
  • Wk05 assignment: free verse and concrete activity
  • Wk06 assignment: microfiction activity
  • Wk07 assignment: dialogue activity
  • Wk08 assignment: developing characters and conflict activity
  • Wk09 assignment: setting and plot construction activity
  • Wk10 assignment: story writing edits
  • Wk11 assignment: future letter activity
  • Wk12: N/A - autobiography to be completed in class
Students who sign up will receive a semester-long syllabus with links to materials/resources. Additional materials will be posted and made available as the semester progresses. Though we live in a digital world, students are strongly encouraged to have a small pad for longhand journaling and other exercises throughout the course.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learner progress will be assessed by/through:
-session engagement with instructor and peers
-sharing of creative work and ideas
-completion of assignments
-through self-assessment rubrics
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Mr. LeCara
Lives in the United States
Veteran Educator/Trainer Available to Support Academic Achievement and Personal Growth
135 total reviews
231 completed classes

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